East Africa Tax Alerts

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We strive to keep you updated on tax developments in the East Africa Region. Our Tax Alerts contain detailed analysis of recent tax measures and their implications on businesses operating in the region.

Recent alerts and an archive of alerts from the previous 12 months appear below; for older issues, please email a request to

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Recent Alerts

The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 - 25 April 2018

The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill (2018) (“the Bill”) was gazetted on the 10 April 2018. In this alert, we provide you with an analysis of the proposals in the bill, the affected products and our view on the proposed changes and the possible impact of the legislation. 


High Court Nullifies EGMS Regulation - 18 April 2018

The High Court on 12 March 2018 made a ruling invalidating the Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) Regulations introduced vide Legal Notice 53 of 2017 on the premise that they were enacted in a manner that did not conform to the Constitution and the Statutory Instruments Act. This alert explores the case and the ruling made. 

The Finance Act 2017

The Finance Act 2017 was assented into law by the President on 21 June 2017.

The analysis captures salient changes that have been effected to the Income Tax Act, 2015, the Tax Procedures Act, 2015, the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 and the Excise Duty Act, 2015 following the enactment of the Finance Bill, 2017. The analysis only reflects changes not originally contained in the Finance Bill and changes to some of the provisions of the Bill. 


The East Africa Community Gazette Notice 2017 – 16 August 2017

The East Africa Community Council of Ministers (‘Council’) reviewed the East Africa Community Customs Management Act (EAC CMA) and the East Africa Community Common External Tariff (EAC CET).


The East Africa Tax Compliance guide 2016

This publication contains a summary of tax information pertaining to countries in East Africa. For each country, we provide an overview of the Customs and Excise, Income Tax and Value Added Tax legislations, capturing key changes that have been introduced in the recent past.  

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